Posts Tagged "Journal"

The Pink Ribbon Journal

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and last week I received a letter from my doctor’s surgery, inviting me for a breast screening. Now this made me feel — OLD! But, more importantly, it got me thinking about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, whether through screening or self examination. One of the things you can do to assist in raising awareness, as well as helping those are suffering from or have been affected by breast cancer, is to support The Pink Ribbon Foundation Charity. And I have found a lovely way to do so, by buying an official Pink Ribbon...

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The Liberty Book of Home Sewing (and a Giveaway)

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Art & Craft, Giveaways, Home & Garden | 27 comments

I couldn’t wait for The Liberty Book of Home Sewing to reach the shelves, and luckily I didn’t have to, as the lovely people at Quadrille sent me one to review:     It’s a gorgeous book, with Liberty-print cloth cover and printed end-papers, beautifully illustrated and with amazing photographs of the finished projects. I think I let out a gasp when I turned a page and saw this bathroom with a Roman blind in ‘Kate Nouveau’ cotton canvas. This is definitely on my ‘to make’ list:     I also loved the sections on the history of...

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My favourite Jane Eyre?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Books & Film | 10 comments

As a child I loved the 1944 film version of Jane Eyre with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine, and of course a very young and beautiful Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Jane’s tubercular childhood friend, Helen Burns.     This black and white version is very ‘noir’ – perfectly highlighting the gothic elements of the story and particularly the harshness of Jane’s upbringing at the orphanage. I’ve seen this version many times (and still cry when Helen Burns goes ‘home to God’). My next encounter with Jane Eyre was reading the novel itself....

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